According to several media reports, Lionel Messi told the club blaugrana that he would activate the clause allowing him to leave Barca freely.
Since fc Barcelona’s humiliation against Bayern Munich (8-2), the future of Lionel Messi (33 years) in Catalonia has been the subject of many questions. In Catalonia, the media following the club’s culé conceded that La Pulga had confided to its managers that he was more considering a future elsewhere than a new contract. Since then, Ronald Koeman has arrived to replace Quique Setién and put the Blaugranas back on track.
The Dutch coach immediately spoke to his number 10 to remind him that he remained at the heart of the project. Local media later claimed that the two men had exchanged positively, although Koeman would have taken the opportunity to reiterate that, he did not intend to be subjected to the law of a very influential , but this evening, a real bomb from Argentina exploded.
Messi seems determined
According to TyC Sport, Messi announced to Barca that he intended to leave the club and use the clause of his contract allowing him to unilaterally break his lease. An information confirmed in the wake of the radio Onda Cero. Regarding this famous clause, El Pais had revealed its existence, while specifying that Messi had, from 2020, until 30 June to activate it. But obviously Lionel Messi doesn’t care.
Indeed, the player believes that the season ended in August because of the exceptional health context and that he has the right to activate his clause until the end of the month. His decision is irrevocable according to other sources. Messi has no intention of completing the pre-season tests or being present at Koeman’s first training sessions. A page in Barca’s history is turning. And Josep Maria Bartomeu is likely to quickly become the number one enemy of key socios.